Police confirm arrest of soldier over aggravated robbery in Livingstone


Police in Livingstone District have arrested a Zambia Army Warrant Officer identified as Morgan Sandu with another person for allegedly being involved in robberies.

Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, said three firearms had been recovered which were suspected to have been used in a spate of aggravated robberies in Livingstone and Kazungula Districts.m

This is according to a statement issued by Mwale in Lusaka on Monday.

He said Sandu was a Warrant Officer based in Livingstone District.

“Brief details of the offence are that Samson Chaima aged 47 of Linda Compound in Livingstone District was involved in aggravated robberies with other unknown persons in which he is alleged to have robbed a resident of Libuyu money amounting to K61,000,” he said.

Mwale said in another incident, the suspects were alleged to have robbed a resident of Livingstone town of two cellular phones valued at K14,000.

He said the incidents were reported to have occurred between May and August 9, 2023 in Livingstone District.

“Further investigations indicate that one of the firearms used in the act was supplied by Morgan Sandu who is alleged to have stolen and supplied the other suspects with the firearm property of the Zambia Army at unknown date and time,” Mwale said.

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He added that the said firearms were believed to have been used in Kazungula District where cases of aggravated robberies have also been recorded.

Mwlae said in addition to the jointcharge of aggravated robbery, Sandu had also been charged with theft by public servant.

“Further investigations are ongoing and the suspects remain in police custody,” he said.

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